…of which I ran half. This was my furthest run to date and it’s hard to imagine how soon I’ll be able to develop sufficient mental toughness to run an entire 26.2, but the Vermont City Marathon accommodated me and my indomitable wife by allowing us to enter as a relay team. I can’t wait to try another 13.1.
Running with headphones is not always the best idea. For serious runners, it’s not allowed (even on marathons) and disqualifies competitors from obtaining championship points. For amateurs and hacks like myself, headphones are completely inappropriate for night or dark runs because of obvious safety concerns. But for yesterday’s Broad Street Run, a ten miler, headphones were not only ubiquitous, but perfectly reasonable, considering the fact that there is NO traffic and NO way to get lost. The run is literally a straight shot down Broad Street.
I like music for the longer runs, as it has the very welcome effect of distracting me from any difficulty or discomfort. The playlist for yesterday was made by selecting a bit more music than necessary, loading all onto my HTC Hero, so that ONLY those songs that had been selected would be played on the run, and then randomizing through the lot. Here’s how it came out:
Over The Hill – Van Der Graaf Generator
La Rossa – Van Der Graaf Generator
Over The Top – Pure Reason Revolution
Death Head – Kaki King
Cigano – Steve Winwood
People You Were Going To – Peter Hammill
Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End – Van Der Graaf Generator
Moja Ziemio Wyśniona – SBB
Echoes – Pink Floyd
Darkness 11/11 – Van Der Graaf Generator
Mantra The Lawn – Paul Gilbert
A Saucerful of Secrets – Pink Floyd
This picture comes from the amazing gallery over at the Courier Post online – check it out! This was a 10K to benefit the Larc School. It took us over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge into Philly and back, then through the streets of Camden, past Salvatore J. Avena’s law office, over by the Battleship New Jersey, and finished in the left field at Campbell’s Field. Em and I worked a nice time (for us, anyway), and it was a beautiful day and a great workout.
Unbelievable, I know.
Eat less, exercise more. Kinda reminds me of “Wag more, bark less“.
I’m dealing with a minor flare-up of colitis, so I have to tread lightly, but I was still able to get in a short run this afternoon. My running iPod (yes, I have a few) coughed up some absolute beauts:
- Tangerine Dream – Encore (not sure which Tree boot this came from)
- Miles Davis – Honky Tonk (from the stunning Evolution of the Groove remix record – Brilliant!!)
- Isotope – Crunch Cake
The last of these is a stone cold lost classic from the fusion era. The whole album is good, but this song in particular really got me going on the run.
It’s good to be on vacation!